Roots of Music band, preparing to battle as Warren Easton rolls out. One of the best parts of catching the parade as it lines up is seeing the battle of the bands. Each takes turns forming up and wailing its best stuff, showing each other up. And sometimes they don't take turns. As another band would pass, folding into position in the parade, playing its kick-off tune, Roots of Music would blast them full force with their own song; two bands, one glorious cacophony.